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NewPhilaFan 12th Warrior

New Philadphia, Ohio (via New Philadelphia, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   January 15, 2015

I am a graduate of CWRU in 1972 but a Buckeye fan since 195?. I daily drive past Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium where Woody made his head coaching debut, where Dave Leggett played quarterback before leading the Buckeyes to the 1954 National Championship, and also where Cie Grant terrorized quarterbacks long before that memorable day in January 2003.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rose Bowl on January 1, 1969.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson for the Buckeyes but overall, Nick Weatherspoon from Canton McKinley.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Buffalo Sabres
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Rochester Raging Rhinos

Recent Activity

Comment 13 hours ago

Even more amazing is the lack of televised games, even in the late sixties.

During the 1968 National Championship season, the Buckeyes were on ABC for Northwestern and NBC for the Rose Bowl.  No other games were televised which is why I listened to the TTUN thrashing on the radio in my dorm room in Cleveland.

The next year it was two games again, back to back games against Purdue and TTUN were on ABC.  There was no bowl game that year and wouldn't have been even if they had beaten TTUN.

1984 was the first season with more than four games televised.

Comment 21 hours ago

In my opinion, the reason that the SEC and ACC are so against 9 conference games is bowl eligibility.  If they played another conference game, that is 7 more losses for each conference and one or two less bowl games which provide funds to their coffers.  For Florida, only one FCS victory counted towards bowl eligibility as that is an NCAA rule.

That provides more money for football.  Also, the SEC has far fewer NCAA sports on average than the B1G which means football funds don't have to support as many other programs.  Last time I looked, the SEC has 18-22 NCAA sports.  OSU has over 30 which is near the top and most B1G schools have 25 or more.

As with most things in life, if you follow the money you get the answer to how decisions are made.  These are factors that have nothing to do with ESPN and network ownership issues.

Comment 21 hours ago

The powers that be do limit the number of FCS games that count towards bowl eligibility to 1.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Beating UNC seems like Alabama beating A&M in football in September.  Is it really a top ten win?

Me thinks that UNC is either vastly overrated or they are playing like shit tonight.  Or is it that the Buckeyes are just that good?

Comment 04 Dec 2019

This is a thumping and I love it.  The Buckeyes are gonna climb in the polls next Monday.  How high can they go?

I heard that one dude on the studio show say that he had OSU in his Final Four.  I wonder if he said that preseason or recently.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Nice to see a double digit lead.  I have hated the Tar Heels since before they beat the Buckeyes in the 1968 Final Four.  If I had to choose a b'ball victory over UNC or TTUN, I would have to think about it.